On 5th October, the finalists from the Devon Schools Choir Competition, run by La La Choirs,
took centre stage at Southernhay URC and competed for a chance to perform in Exeter
Cathedral at the annual sell out concert, CLIC for Christmas. Five choirs had been shortlisted
and all the choirs at the final sang two songs each. Yet again, the standard was incredibly high,
giving the judging panel a really hard time deciding between them.
Congratulations go to Kingsley School from Bideford, led by Chris Beechey, Head of Music,
who just edged it on the day and were named the winners. The runners up who came a very
close second were St Peter’s CofE Aided School from Exeter . The trophy was presented by
Steve Screech, General Manager of Apple Taxis Exeter, who are headline sponsors of the event.
Sam Abrahams from La La Choirs, who are hosting the concert and ran the competition, said:
“This is the third year of running the Schools Choir Competition and each year I am amazed by
the very high standard of the entries. It is fantastic to see school choirs are still thriving and long
may it continue! I am really excited to see what our winners, Kingsley School, come up with for
our concert in the Cathedral - I know that they put a lot of work in to reaching the final and I’m
sure they will be rehearsing hard now for the performance itself. The Cathedral is such an
amazing venue and the charity is very special to us so I’m sure it will be an experience to
remember for them for years to come.”
Kingsley School will now perform in Exeter’s historic Cathedral on Friday 8th December 2017
as part of the CLIC for Christmas concert to raise funds for CLIC Sargent. Tickets for the concert
are on sale now through the La La Choirs website at www.lalachoirs.co.uk and are £12 for adults
or £6 for under 16s. The concert has been completely sold out for the last two years and tickets
are already going fast, so don’t miss your opportunity to get yours now!
The CLIC Sargent singers
Alongside La La Choirs and Kingsley School, will also be a group of performers known as the
CLIC Sargent Singers.
This group of talented young musicians and singers met at CLIC Sargent’s summer music
workshop. The charity's Music Programme for 16-24yr olds is part-funded by Youth Music and
supports budding young singers and musicians with, or recovering from cancer. Projects
designed to raise confidence and self-esteem include concert and festival trips; workshops; 1:1
tuition; studio recording and performance experiences.
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